Great Escape: Bachelor/Bachelorette Edition!
You’ve been asked to be the maid of honor or best man and you know the groom/bride-to-be is not one for the traditional debauchery of a bachelor/bachelorette party. What are you to do? Pinterest is always a good idea but then you tend to go down a rabbit hole and find yourself looking at everything from a wedding invitation to cute puppy photos. We have all been there! We have compiled a humble list of ideas that might be of interest to those who want something different, yet amazing for their last nights of being a single person:
Napa Valley Wine Train
There is something about trains that emanates class and distinction. The same can be said about wine varieties. What happens when you combine the two, you get a smooth ride, beautiful atmosphere and delicious refinement. And what better place to enjoy this unique combination than amongst roaring areas of lush green fields, riddled with rows and rows of wine grapes being cultivated to make some of the best wines in the world! The Napa Valley Wine Train offers an engaging and memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, with fine dining service, multi-course meals cooked to order, Napa Valley scenery and ultimate relaxation aboard exquisitely restored antique rail cars. The Napa Valley Wine Train features vintage Pullman rail cars faithfully restored with Honduran mahogany paneling, brass accents, etched glass partitions and luxurious armchairs that evoke the spirit of luxury rail travel at the beginning of the 20th century. Conveniently located in downtown Napa and easily accessible, the Napa Valley Wine Train offers a car-free transportation option that brings guests from San Francisco to Napa Valley via the San Francisco Bay Ferry.
Oak Tree Gun Club
You hold it close, point straight, breath in and release while pulling a trigger. There’s an audible ping and you smile, you have hit your target. There is something about a friendly competition amongst your favorite people that makes for a great memory, especially when the group goes shooting. To some, this is a sport strictly for the boys but the ladies who own Oak Tree Gun Club can probably out shoot even the best marksman. Nestled between Interstate 5 and the Santa Susana Mountains in the Santa Clarita Valley, located on 100 acres of privately owned land, this family run business operates a state-of-the art shooting facility. “We offer Shotgun, Rifle and Pistol shooting, and Archery Ranges. “. Open to the public, guests of all experience levels can come and enjoy the shooting venues that Oak Tree Gun Club has become famous for. Guests can embark upon a relaxing game of Trap and Skeet or enter the friendly competition of Oak Tree’s shooting leagues. At the pistol range, experience the fun and excitement of the steel shooting gallery, or the privacy and comfort of the tactical paper bays. We extend a warm invitation, from our family to yours.
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
We are all afraid of something: public speaking, dogs and heights! The fear of heights is in the top ten most common. What brings people together more than facing your greatest fear. The ultimate test of getting over this fear is walking across a bridge. Not just any bridge but one that is both high up, very long and is equipped with the most terrifying feature for people that it has them crawling across in tears…its glass floor. Sitting 980 feet above the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon (China) floor this 1,400-foot long bridge is the ultimate test for acrophobia (fear of heights). So grab your best friends and get crawling…I mean walking!
21 Plus Camp
Many of us have very fond memories of the days we attended summer camp in our youth. The friendships we cultivated, the activities we enjoyed, and above all…the much-needed break from school. What if we had something like that for adults? Good news it does exist! Throughout the U.S there are summer camps that will bring back the amazing memories of your youth while including activities only 21 plus can partake in…we are speaking of spirits, wine, and beers. If that does not interest you there are camps that just offer a Zen space for you and your friends to come and relax while meditating the stresses of life away.
Napa Valley Aloft
Going back to the beautiful Napa Valley where you can do a very peaceful hot air balloon ride. Napa Valley Aloft is one of the original hot air balloon companies of Napa Valley. “We have more hot air balloon launch site options in Napa Valley, and we provide hot air balloon baskets that carry fewer passengers than competitors, which gives our passengers an open atmosphere feel to enjoy the stunning views on their balloon ride.” Their FAA certified hot air balloon pilots are among the most experienced in the world with extensive knowledge of ballooning over Napa Valley. Stay for brunch after your balloon ride to add an extra lift to your day!
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